A Special Year for a Special Fish: The lnternational Year of the Salmon has started!

“The International Year of the Salmon (IYS) is a project launched by NASCO, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization NPAFC, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission and other partners.

The IYS focal year will be 2019, with projects and activities starting in 2018 and continuing into 2022. Various events and projects will be held throughout the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The main objectives of these activities are threefold: to create a greater awareness of the ecological, social, cultural and economic value of salmon; to support research, conservation and restoration strategies to help manage the species; and to push scientists, decision-makers and the public to take actions in order to safeguard this iconic fish.”
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